1 A single unmatched stone
the boilers hurled aside
holds up the church alone -
its cornerstone and pride.
The symmetry the builders planned
was altered by another's hand.
2 A single faithful act
that healed a man once lame
the temple priests attacked
for bearing Jesus' name.
The righteous heart, the rigid mind
to God's new work were deaf and blind.
3 A single deed or word
of truth or peace or grace
not seen before or heard
is difficult to face.
Help us, O God, by faith to see
what seems a threat may set us free.
Source: Singing the New Testament #120
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Singing the New Testament #120||A Single Unmatched Stone||A single unmatched stone||EASTVIEW||Thomas H. Troeger||126.96.36.199.8.8||Acts 4:5-12||2008||Enemies and Persecution | ; Sickness and Healing | ; Warfare, Spiritual ||
|Worship (3rd ed.) #574||A Single Unmatched Stone||A single unmatched stone||UNMATCHED STONE||Thomas H. Troeger, b. 1945||6 6 6 6 88||Acts 4:5-12||1986||Easter 4, Year B | ; Ordinary Time 27, Year A | ; Church | ; Faith | ; Freedom | ; Healing | ; Petition ||